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Cesarean Section Birth

crying after section

i just had a c-section 2 days ago and just got released from the hospital today and ive been really ...

Cesarean Section Birth

How many cesarean sections have you had?

We get asked a lot, how many c/s are safe, is there a limit etc etc, so as part of a couple of threa...

Cesarean Section Birth

Any one gain lots of weight after there c section?

I have gain 15kgs and im 7mths pp. i just wondering if anyone found this? this was my 1st and only c...

Trying to Conceive

Anybody remember me?

I wanted to stop in and say hi! Still not pregnant. I'm 36 now and my health is definitely not go...

Trying to Conceive

TTC Baby #2

Hello
Hoping it's easier the second time around...
Our Son just turned 9 years old and...

Pacifiers and SIDS

By Laura Leavitt

baby sleeping with a pacifier Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a seemingly healthy infant less than a year old suddenly and unexpectedly dies for no apparent reason. The devastating loss can be made worse by parents’ mistaken belief that they could have done something to prevent their baby’s tragic death. There
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Plagiocephaly: Preventing Flat Heads in Babies

By Laura Leavitt

cute baby doing tummy time Over the last ten years there has been an increase in the number of babies with flat spots on their heads (plagiocephaly). In 1992 the AAP recommended placing babies on their backs to sleep. The Back to Sleep campaign was introduced to prevent SIDS deaths. Since the program was launched the SIDS rate
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Preterm Labor

By JustMommies staff

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Certain women are at greater risk for premature labor. Below is a list of risk factors for preterm labor and a list of symptoms of preterm labor. Risks for
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Preterm Labor

By JustMommies staff

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Certain women are at greater risk for premature labor. Below is a list of risk factors for preterm labor and a list of symptoms of preterm labor. Risks for
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Probiotics for Babies

By JustMommies staff

What are probiotics and why would you want to give them to your baby? Probiotics are microorganisms (good bacteria) that provide health benefits to your baby including, improving colic and tummy problems, boosting immunity, treating diarrhea and diaper rash, as well as boosting immunity. Probiotics are
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Pros and Cons to Pacifiers

By Laura Leavitt

Baby sleeping with pacifier A pacifier is an artificial nipple designed for babies to suck on for comfort. Pacifiers have always been a popular way for parents to soothe their little ones when all else fails. It’s important to understand that your child can become dependant on them rather quickly, so before you pop that binky
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Reflux Symptoms in Babies

By JustMommies staff

Acid reflux, or “spitting up,” is very common among infants. Because the ring of muscle between the esophagus and the stomach (lower esophageal sphincter) is not yet mature in infants, it is unable to effectively hold stomach contents down. Spit up can also occur when your baby simply drinks too
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Separation Anxiety

By Laura Leavitt

girl holding stuffed animal Babies wishing you wouldn't leave? Read on to learn more about why.
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

By Laura Leavitt

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mom looking at a baby on the bed New moms have plenty to worry about. Your baby is so tiny and helpless, there are so many new things to learn, and you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But many moms share the same fears, and talking about them somehow makes them seem less frightening. Here are some of the most common fears, and
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Should I Worry That My Baby Is Overweight?

By Laura Leavitt

chubby baby A fat baby is a happy baby. That’s been the rule of thumb for generations, but in this day and age that old adage could be doing more harm than good. ‘Fat’ in your grandma’s day and ‘fat’ today refer to very different ideals. In your ancestor’s time, the diet was a lot more wholesome with
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